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August 29, 2021

Holdout SpiceJet Intends To Restart Boeing MAX Service By September

Controversial MAX Set To Return To India’s Skies

India's SpiceJet said this week it expects the Boeing 737 MAX jets in its fleet to return to service by the end of September following a settlement struck with lessor Avolon. Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the country's air safety regulator, cleared 737 MAX to fly after two and a half years of grounding. No further details on the settlement have been provided. The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people. Around 175 countries have allowed the 737 MAX to return to service, with 30 airlines already restarting their MAX aircraft services. SpiceJet is India’s second largest airline and the only one in the country to fly the

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Contents of SpaceX's Dragon CRS-23 Mission Revealed

Launching On Sunday, The Dragon Brings With 4,800 lbs Of Support

Following a weather hold, come Sunday, August 29th, 03:14 EDT, SpaceX plans to launch the Dragon to resupply the ISS. It carries with it plenty of payloads for the astronauts living onboard to investigate. "We're really excited to partner with SpaceX for this mission," Joel Montalbano, NASA's ISS program manager said. "We're using these [resupply] missions to optimize the science and utilization that we do on board space station, as well as increasing the amount of exploration, technology development we can do to support us for future missions."

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Signed: MoU Between ASTM and EUROCAE

Two Global Standards Organizations Reach Agreement

The ASTM International located in Conshohocken, Pa and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment in Paris have signed a memorandum of understanding. The MoU will facilitate the exchange of information and cooperation in the aviation and aerospace sectors. The goal of this agreement is to reduce the duplication of efforts in global aviation. EUROCAE Director General Christian Schleifer and ASTM International Vice President of Global Policy, Cooperation and Communications Jeff Grove signed the MoU.

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Latest New Shepard Mission Completed Successfully

Commercial And NASA-Supported Payloads On Board

Blue Origin reveals the successful completion of the 17th New Shepard mission to space and back, which is the 8th flight for this vehicle. The August 26th flight held payloads from NASA’s Flight Opportunities program along with a second flight of the Deorbit, Descent, and Landing Sensor Demonstration under a NASA Tipping Point partnership The DDL demo flew on the New Shepard booster for the second time, testing the technology that will ensure high-accuracy landing for future Moon missions.

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Klyde Morris (08.27.21)

Klyde Notes That Security Extremes Know No Borders


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Slooh Offers Opportunity For One Million Students To Study Space

First Round Applications Are Open To Every Public School Teacher In US

Slooh is launching the The Slooh Space Exploration Grant for the 2021-2022 school year with the goal of helping one million students around the US experience space from their classrooms or home computers. Slooh offers live online telescope feeds from astronomical events to students. The rolling grant will be providing one teacher per accredited school around the country with access to the Slooth interface. Also included in the package will be professional development and 40 student seats which students can use to view space phenomena, engage in gamified learning and capture observational data.

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Classic Aero-TV At SnF21: Aviation Safety Resources Expands Its Parachute Empire

ASR Takes Over The Iconic Strong Enterprises Parachute Operation

Aviation Safety Resources has acquired Strong Enterprises, turning them into one of the world’s parachute technology powerhouses overnight. In addition to announcements in which ASR chutes will be included in a number of new airframes, the strong deal is a massive development in the civil, commercial, and military segments. ASR reached an agreement with Marcie LaVanway to acquire 100% of the stock of Strong Enterprises -- who designs, engineers, tests, and manufactures complete parachute systems.

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Rocket Lab Designs Photon Spacecraft For Mars Science Mission

ESCAPADE Is Led by UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory

Rocket Lab shares that it will begin manufacture and design to supply two interplanetary Photon spacecraft for a science mission to Mars. NASA has given the greenlight to launch the mission, planned for 2024. The mission will support crewed exploration programs like Artemis through solar storm prediction, and will orbit two Rocket Lab-built Photon spacecraft around Mars. Another objective of the Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers mission will be to explore the dynamics of Mars’ one of a kind magnetosphere.

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FAA Proposes $617K Fine Against Interstate Helicopters for Alleged Illegal Ops

Allegation: Company Used Unqualified Pilots Who Did Not Complete Required Training, Testing, And Competency Checks

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $617,100 civil penalty against Oklahoma-based Interstate Helicopters for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights. The FAA alleges that between September 2016 and April 2017, Interstate Helicopters conducted approximately 24 paid passenger-carrying flights in jet airplanes when it was only authorized to conduct flights in helicopters. The FAA further alleges the company used unqualified pilots who did not complete required training, testing, and competency checks for the 24 flights.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-28-140

Pilot Stated His Approach Was Too Fast And Opted To Land In A Field On The Other Side Of A Tree Line

On August 2, 2021, about 0925 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-140 airplane, N44245, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Amado, Arizona. The pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that while in level flight, about 6,000 ft above ground level, the airplane developed a sudden and severe vibration. After about 4 to 5 seconds, the pilot reduced the throttle setting and the engine shut down. Immediately thereafter, the pilot initiated a forced landing. The pilot stated his approach was too fast an

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.21)

Aero Linx: The Netherlands Aerospace Group The NAG is the trade association for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands and active in aerospace & airport development. The NAG has more than 100 members who together represent 95% of the Dutch aviation industry’s revenue. The NAG’s mission is to continuously optimise the Dutch aviation industry’s ability to compete internationally. To realise this collective ambition worldwide, the NAG supports this sector through the development of expert knowledge, advocacy, access to the national and international market, and an extensive network.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.21): Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA)

Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA) A STA is the desired time that an aircraft should cross a certain point (landing or metering fix). It takes other traffic and airspace configuration into account. A STA time shows the results of the TBFM scheduler that has calculated an arrival time according to parameters such as optimized spacing, aircraft performance, and weather.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.29.21)

“ASTM International is very pleased to establish this cooperation agreement with EUROCAE as it builds on our existing relationship and positions us to work more collaboratively and efficiently in the future.” Source: ASTM International Vice President of Global Policy, Cooperation and Communications Jeff Grove, discussing ASTM International and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment, having signed a memorandum of understanding.

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